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UT Southwestern statement on UT System CLASE survey results

UT Southwestern statement on UT System CLASE survey results

 

This afternoon, the Chancellor of The University of Texas System, William H. McRaven, announced the results of a Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) survey across 13 UT System institutions.

Scientists use parasite’s internal clock to attack sleeping sickness

Scientists use parasite’s internal clock to attack sleeping sickness

 

The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to medications during the afternoon, according to international research that may help improve treatments for one of Africa’s most lethal diseases.

Fat cells step in to help liver during fasting

Fat cells step in to help liver during fasting

 

How do mammals keep two biologically crucial metabolites in balance during times when they are feeding, sleeping, and fasting? The answer may require rewriting some textbooks.

Cardiologist seeks to end blow-to-chest deaths in teen athletes

Cardiologist seeks to end blow-to-chest deaths in teen athletes

 

It’s a rare, but tragic, event that occurs less than 20 times a year: Teen athletes who are struck in the chest by a ball, causing their heart to stop. And it can be instantly fatal.

Study finds no benefit, but possible harm, from drug used to prevent preterm births

Study finds no benefit, but possible harm, from drug used to prevent preterm births

 

A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering babies early provides no benefit, and may even increase the risk of gestational diabetes.

White House funds songbird study to unlock mystery of vocal learning

White House funds songbird study to unlock mystery of vocal learning

 

A young songbird sings an intricate melody from its caged perch, trying to echo the mating song heard so many times from his father.

Bioinformatics computer model predicts deadliest lung cancers

Bioinformatics computer model predicts deadliest lung cancers

 

After evaluating more than 900 differences in the shape and structure of cancer cells, UTSW researchers developed a computer model able to predict the most deadly lung cancers based on a fraction of those features.

Lung cancer may go undetected in kidney cancer patients

Lung cancer may go undetected in kidney cancer patients

 

Could lung cancer be hiding in kidney cancer patients? Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Kidney Cancer Program studied patients with metastatic kidney cancer to the lungs and found that 3.5 percent of the group had a primary lung cancer tumor that had gone undiagnosed. This distinction can affect treatment choices and rates of survival.

Daylight Saving Time: Insight from father of CLOCK gene

Daylight Saving Time: Insight from father of CLOCK gene

 

As we embark on another spring of sunlit evenings, who better to address how daylight saving time affects our body clock than the father of the CLOCK gene: Dr. Joseph Takahashi of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Award honors UTSW research on communication between bacteria and humans

Award honors UTSW research on communication between bacteria and humans

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center microbiologist Dr. Neal Alto has been named a recipient of the 2017 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research for his work on interspecies communication between disease-causing bacteria and the humans they infect.